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Title 29 Charlotte Street (Cunningham-Gordon House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1815-28. Among the oldest surviving houses in Mazyckborough, 29 Charlotte Street adheres more closely than any other house in the neighborhood to the Federal style. Richard Cunningham, a planter, purchased the lot in 1815 and apparently began construction soon thereafter. He sold the lot with a "large unfinished three story brick house thereon" to John Gordon in 1828. The deep brown brick, produced in the Charleston area, is laid in Flemish bond with sharp joints in a beaded lime mortar. In the best Neoclassical manner, the windows are set in the narrowest jambs and the most significant exterior decoration can be found in the rubbed brick, jack arches heading the windows, the dogtoothed brick cornice, and the simple, 2-tiered, Tuscan-columned piazza. A 2-story dependency remains at the rear of the property.

Three files contain documentation of the easement on the property including related correspondence and Confirmation of Understanding; Part I certification (National Register); annual inspection reports; requests for alterations; correspondence related to the management of the property; Brockington and Associates archaeological reports (2004); FOHG house history; newspaper article (DYKYC); scant research notes (staff); Rosen and Associates inspection report (2002).

See Easement Documentation Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) and Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Easement Property
Charlotte Street
Mazyckborough and Wraggborough
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
Object ID # CHARLOTTE.029.01